Tuesday, September 2, 2014

{these days} august 2014

{august 2014} summer!

The past couple month's I've tried out a the idea of taking fewer photos with my DSLR so that I'd actually make the time to edit and print them out without feeling too overwhelmed. It's been working....and so far I love it! Every one of these pictures feels so special. Of course I still have loads of photos from August in my IG feed (and I'm working on a mini album to hold all of those), but I'm excited to print these out larger than my IG pics and add them into my 2014 album.  

Anyone else find a system that works well for consistently being able to document with photos?  You can see my July in this post : )
  {august 2014} watchdog{august 2014} the fair {august 2014} 20 weeks {august 2014} waiting {august 2014} dungeness spit {august 2014} breakfast {august 2014} watching the horse show {august 2014} llli {august 2014} mom {august 2014} wind

  1. Running towards the ocean and of course I DID end up getting my feet wet, shoes and all.
  2. Our watchdog.
  3. The smallest county fair I've ever enjoyed.
  4. 20 weeks.
  5. Mom waiting in the livestock area.
  6. Moody mist and a teenager at the Dungeness Spit.
  7. Breakfast of coffehouse greek yogurt, cinnamon, and miniature chocolate chips.
  8. Watching the horse show.
  9. Our beaches here are rocky.
  10. Mom with her youngest.
  11. Wind on a hot day.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

{process video} hello beautiful | halloween card

Hi everybody! I recently needed to make a Halloween card for a friend (in August no doubt....crazy!), and even though it's fairly simple I decided to shoot a quick process video on how I put it together. Here's the video: 

 If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments, and I have the list of products used at the bottom of this post. Right now I'm loving the Basic Grey Grand Bazaar collection!! It had just arrived in the mail the day before I made this and couldn't wait to dig in...haha : ) Most likely you'll be seeing another Halloween card from me sometime in September since I'll be mailing a bunch of the same design out to some friends and family. So you can keep an eye out for that if you like.  Here are some of the detail shots....XO

Products Used:
*The only product I couldn't find online were the little glitter black cats. I purchased them at Michaels in their scrapbooking Halloween section from this year.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

{video} gold leaf splatter | 18 weeks layout

Welcome to my first Two Girls and a Kit Summer Project!  I decided to combine a couple of the techniques inspired by the moodboard and recipe card with a gold leaf splatter idea : )

Here's the video/directions on creating your own gold leaf design in any shape, as well as how I put my page together:

The gold leaf turned out great....I'm so excited about the possibilities!  The technique I pulled from our summer recipe card is to layer a die-cut with a photo, and there is an example in the moodboard with a photo layered behind a cute saying.  I also used the "creating in the shape of a circle idea" from the first image on the moodbard.  My journaling is shaped into a half circle which is cut out of an actual full circle.  My Silhouette Cameo definitely came in handy for this layout.  Here are some close up photos....

Some things to note:
  • I used the Bebas font for my journaling.
  • I don't have a reference for the acutal splatter image (it's too old), but you can search dingbats at dafont.com for different splatters.

Products Used: